10/11(Tue)5 Patient Types ( Host: Liwen Chen)

10/11(Tue)5 Patient Types ( Host: Liwen Chen)

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10/11(Tue)5 Patient Types Host: Liwen Chen
Hello, dear Yoyos! This is Liwen Chen. I will be the host for the meeting on Tuesday night, October 11.
This time let’s talk about “your type of patient”. It means that when you see a doctor, your personality will
Influence how you choose a doctor. This article can help you figure out which kind of patient you are, and offer some tools for finding a physician who best matches your needs.
I hope you enjoy the meeting.

5 Patient Types: Which One are You?
By Edward C. Geehr, M.D.
http://www.lifescript.com/well-being/ar ... e_you.aspx

Physicians are as varied as good cheeses but that doesn’t mean they are all just to your taste. As I described in the first article of this series, physicians can be grouped into four types:

1. Authoritarian-Controlling
2. Nurturing-Supportive
3. Analytical-Intellectual
4. Employed-Bureaucratic

Each type has unique communication, decision-making, and patient-interaction styles. In the real world, doctors don’t fit neatly into a particular grouping: Most are a bit of one type and two bits of another. And of course, preference for a male or female doctor can also influence your choices. Still, it helps to know what the types are so that you can at least begin to narrow down your ideal match.
To do that, however, you need a sense of the type of patient you are or may be representing (parent, child, friend, etc.). To help you better define your role, I’m going to ask you to examine (hey, doctors like to examine things) 4 things:

1 - What you think a doctor’s role should be
2 - What kind of participation you like
3 - How much emotional support you want
4 - Your views about the balance between art and science in medicine.

The following are five descriptions of patient types. Take a look at each to decide which one most closely mirrors you (or the patient you’re representing).

Patient Types
1. Passive-Dependent
You prefer that the doctor makes the health-care decisions, setting up a course of action. Trusting of the medical profession, you believe most doctors know best. And you’re not interested in understanding or analyzing the risks and benefits of diagnostic or treatment options, or in making shared decisions. You just want to follow whatever plan the doctor creates. And you view medicine as more science than art.

2. Independent-Skeptical
You want an arms-length relationship with your physician. Skepticism about expert advice comes naturally to you. You tend to form and rely on your own opinions after learning about the options. Expecting to have the final say in decisions about your health, you’re unlikely to accept the advice of others. Still, it’s not unlike you to seek second or third opinions. Emotional support is not what you’re after. Instead you want treatment recommendations you regard as rational or consistent with your world-view, knowledge and experience. You view medicine as more art than science.

3. Intellectual-Researcher
Eager to understand the science behind diagnostic and therapeutic choices, you research health conditions online or in journals and expect to participate in decisions. You examine doctor qualifications and ask for references, and you prefer a doctor who practices in a prestigious health-care institution. Stimulated by participation in the diagnostic and therapeutic process, you intellectualize your health condition. Emotional support isn’t what you’re after: You want to understand the risks and benefits of each option. In your eyes, medicine is more science than art.

4. Expedient-Flexible
You’re not concerned about building a long-term relationship with your physician, and besides, you tend to have only episodic health needs. You figure that one physician is about as good as another, especially one who is available right when you need him or her. You are cost-conscious, and are therefore unlikely to choose a physician based on prestige. You’re unconcerned about whether you see a doctor at a clinic or a hospital. Emotional support isn’t your priority either. You have little curiosity about the health-care process or analysis of the risks and benefits driving decisions. You may have grown up seeing doctors in a clinic-type setting.

5. Open-minded-Exploring
You’re seeking a more personal connection with your physician and related health providers, including alternative practitioners. You see health care as a partnership between doctor and patient. You prefer a doctor who won’t rush through your appointments and who is open to alternative approaches and therapies. You see emotional support as an integral part of approaching all of the needs of the patient. You’re interested in alternative and non-traditional medicine and appreciate the spiritual dimension of healing. You view medicine as more art than science.

Which Doctor will Pair Best with Me?
By now, you have probably recognized yourself (or your family member) among the five patient types. Each type is likely to be most compatible with one or two of the four doctor types. Compatibility does not ensure that outcomes will improve, but it may lead to better communication and less conflict. The suggested matches are:

• Passive-Dependent patients with Authoritarian-Controlling doctors
• Open-minded-Exploring patients with Nurturing-Supportive doctors
• Independent-Skeptical patients with Employed-Bureaucratic or Analytical-Intellectual doctors
• Intellectual-Researcher patients with Analytical-Intellectual doctors
• Expedient-Flexible patients with Employed-Bureaucratic doctors

Questions for discussion:
Session I:

Q1. Do you care about your doctor’s gender? For certain care services, people seem to prefer either male or female physician to examine them. How about you?

Q2. When people have mild symptoms like a headache, running nose or stomachache, some would see a doctor immediately, some would seek medical treatments from a pharmacy, yet others would choose to take rest to let their immune system fight the illness. Which group do you belong to?

Q3. When you have complicated, unknown or troubling symptoms, do you look up possible causes through the Internet before seeing a doctor? Do you think self-diagnosis on the Internet is helpful or misguided?

Extra Q
Under what circumstances would you go to an emergency room? What kind of situation would make you call 119 and let an ambulance take you to the ER? Should you pay for the ambulance in Taiwan?

Session II:

Q4. The writer lists 5 types of patients in this article. They are: 1. Passive-Dependent, 2. Independent-Skeptical, 3. Intellectual-Researcher, 4. Expedient-Flexible and 5. Open-minded-Exploring. Which one are similar to you?

Q5. How to choose a physician who fits your needs? What characteristics in a doctor matters to you most? For example: popularity, experience, medical skills, medical ethics, professionalism, etc.

Q6. Have you ever heard that some patients go to the hospital repeatedly in order to get more medication that is actually unnecessary? Do you think we have a prescription fraud problem in Taiwan?

Extra Q
How often do you go to see a doctor? Compared to other countries, Taiwan’s National Insurance(全民健保)system seems to provide us a cheaper and more convenient way to get treatments. Does this system lead to the crisis of “sweat hospital”?
台灣:全民健保危機 https://zht.globalvoices.org/2012/08/30/13791/

6:45 ~ 7:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
7:00 ~ 7:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:10 ~ 7:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
7:50 ~ 8:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
8:10 ~ 8:25pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
8:25 ~ 9:05pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
9:05 ~ 9:25pm Summarization (20 mins)
9:25 ~ 9:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements ********************************************************************************************************************************************
聚會時間:當天請準時於 6:45 pm 到達 ~ 約 9:30 pm 左右結束
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